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Earn Your Happy Podcast | Motivation | Self-Love | Entrepreneurship | Confidence | Fitness and Life Coaching with Lori Harder

Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you bust through your fears, connect to your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life, business and relationships… Listen in as Lori Harder, founder of the Bliss Project, 3X time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model, turned self love junkie - lifestyle entrepreneur and author digs in shares the goods! Each episode is designed to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to take action in your life. Tune in for an inspirational guest, a story or a "quickie" of motivation to get you out of a funk or blast you even further on your rockstar journey! Stop waiting until you are happy and go out and earn it! I promise to make sure we have some fun along the way - you can't take this life too serious. It's time to fall in love with the process and take back your control! Oh and please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps and leave us a review!
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Jun 19, 2017

To say I was honored to have a one-on-one conversation with Danielle LaPorte is an understatement. I recently just finished her newest book, White Hot Truth, and it was just what I needed to access my freedom in writing my own book. Talking with her took it to a whole other level. 

For those of you who don’t know who Danielle is, she’s an author, speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec. She is also an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” In addition to her recent book, she’s also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul – this book also evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program. You’ve also likely seen her #truthbombs on social media.

At a glance, like many other successful people, one would not believe the career hurdles she’s overcome so far in her life. Very early on, Danielle remembers always having an entrepreneurial spirit. She was the girl running the lemonade stand and intuitively finding other opportunities to make money. Danielle once thought she would be a fashion designer, but she changed directions when she realized she got headaches every time she went to sew. From there, she began helping friends and naturally fell into being a publicist. This eventually led to the creation of her own communications agency – landing gigs in Washington D.C. pitching and selling white papers to the Pentagon. This in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment as she never went to college and is from Canada. When her work in D.C. was complete, Danielle went on to start a consultancy for soulful personal branding, which led to her first book, Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design. It got the attention of Oprah and she received a lot of media and investment interest from that. That small consultancy incorporated and soon after she was fired. While none of this made her feel great, she believes that,

“All the worst things have turned out to be my best things.”

True to her words, Danielle went on to coach entrepreneurs, author the above listed books and hasn’t looked back since. While some would let all these different events knock them down, she persevered by focusing on the reason she’s here. She unquestionably knows her why and she knows what her talents are. Danielle goes on to say, “Life happens. You tried your best and it didn’t work out…You just have to keep showing up.” Danielle also adds that you must take the time to grieve these hard times.

“When you don’t win, you need to stop, you need to cry and recover, and feel the sting and how you feel about what just happened.”

Life is hard. So just take that breather – but then come back – ready to work.

“If you’re going to be brighter and sexier and smarter and more feminine and more innovative and more progressive than the status-f*cking-quo, you’re in for a fight.”

There will always be losses, but you need to know that you walk away knowing more. You’re better. And you’re actually more yourself because of it. I love that Danielle phrases it as,

“Sometimes you need to be lost to be found.”

This is SO true. We need to go through the highs and the lows – and learn from them. And sometimes this means setting boundaries. This is easier said than done as a woman though – and not because we’re too emotional. Danielle explains that as women, we naturally want to merge and connect with people… We want to nourish and heal. We don’t want to be “mean,” and we don’t want to be a push-over either. Being tolerant can be a good thing, but being “excessively tolerant” = almost no boundaries. Danielle doesn’t expect you to do this all on your own. You need someone else to objectively tell you when your boundaries are being taken advantage of.

She goes to say that once you’ve put up that “fence” to keep those people out, you’ll find that no one died. You didn’t kill anyone. And you feel just a little big lighter. Recently, there has been some stress in Danielle’s business where she’s had to use some of the above practices. It’s comforting to know that no matter where you’re at, we all experience resistance in our lives. While she takes time to “walk in circles” and wrap her head around the problem, she also makes a point to view disappointing events in a positive light.

“I always take failure as an opportunity to reinvent.”

Danielle tells us to use these opportunities to question EVERYTHING (no, really – everything). Even through these less than ideal times for her business right now, the powerful message of her recent book, White Hot Truth, is a success. It was Danielle’s hope that people experience the book and feel relieved (mission accomplished with me). Since finishing her book, Danielle herself has more compassion for herself and for others. And she hopes that others will feel the same and then some – more self-love and self-respect, too. And once you do, Danielle encourages you to, “Get off your butt and do something – make the world a better place. The world needs YOU.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Overcoming resistance
  • Creativity
  • Parenting and Love
  • Going against the status quo
  • Books

Resources:

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Jun 15, 2017

Do you feel like you’re living every day like it’s Groundhog’s Day? You know, same thoughts, same people, same problems… Sounds like it’s time to switch things up and add some excitement back into your life. But to do that we need to bust through fears and try new things. Of course, we can’t do that without first changing our thoughts.

To set the tone for the day, I highly recommend waking up and instantly repeating a positive mantra – either out loud or in your head. I know, I know… sounds a little cheesy, but I assure you, it works.

Every morning my husband and I say the following:

“I am happier, healthier, wealthier and more fit than I was yesterday.”

But that’s only the beginning of the day! Do small things throughout the day that keep the positivity and excitement going. Bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be anything HUGE.

“Life and enjoyment of life is made up of the very simple pleasures.”

Here are a few different things you could do:

  • Change your thoughts. Feel a negative thought creeping in? Stop it in its tracks with a more positive one. Be sure to do this throughout the day – not just in the morning.
  • Try different things. Go to a new coffee shop, try a different workout etc.
  • Ask different questions. Ask people BETTER questions: what’s good, new or exciting? What was your favorite part of today?
  • Read a book. Know a friend with a nose for good books? Ask them for their list.
  • Try different foods. Yes, please!
  • Go to a movie.

This list could go on and on… Also, be sure you’re expanding your network – both virtually and in person. Ask a new friend out for coffee or to meet at a new workout class. And since social media has a tendency to highlight more negative things, be sure use that “block” button freely and start following more uplifting people/pages. Personally, I know that I don’t want any seeds of negativity growing in my mind, because that’s exactly what my mind will hold on to. It is SO important for YOU to weed out any potentially negative vibes. “You are the variable. You are the only one who can change your outcome.” Doing the same thing will only ever get you (you guessed it) the SAME thing. And who wants that? Certainly not me and likely not you. “If you want a different day, you’ve got to start with different thoughts in the morning.” Now, go let those thoughts lead you to THE BEST day!

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • The importance of experiencing new things
  • Positivity
  • Changing your thoughts
  • Mantras

Resources

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Jun 12, 2017

One never knows what they’re going to do when tragedy hits, but JJ had to keep it together and learn fast after one of her son’s was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. With 13 broken bones and an aortic tear, doctors knew he needed surgery, but they also warned he’d likely not survive the airlift to another hospital – much less the actual surgery. They gave him the heart-wrenching odds of a .25 percent survival rate. With that knowledge, JJ had a choice to make. Fortunately, the wisdom of her other son rang through as he asked the doctor, “Point-two-five isn’t zero, right?” Those words were just what JJ needed to make the choice to help her son FIGHT for survival. After a successful airlift and surgery, JJ’s son survived, but because of the trauma was in a coma. It was a daunting road ahead, but JJ start asking herself the “right” questions. It wasn’t “how will he survive this?” It was, “How do I get him to 110%?” And one of the top things she could do to get him there was to take care of herself.

“I did what I needed to do to take extreme care of myself.”

JJ knew she had to: 1. Be there for her son. 2. Ensure her book was a success (The Virgin Diet). 3. She needed to put her health FIRST. And that’s what she did to make sure she was at the top of her game to help her son fight for his life. Not long after JJ’s son’s accident, it was suggested that in addition to the book she had just written (The Virgin Diet), she should write about her recent experience with her son – what tools she used and how she kept strong and positive throughout it all. Thank goodness she said yes to that! JJ’s teachings have come to help thousands of clients reframe their mindset and realize their worth, mind and body. Oddly enough sometimes, it’s not the diet or exercise component that hangs people up, it’s the actual saying or writing down of the words, “I am worthy.” That’s great, but how do you get someone to actually feel worthy? JJ encourages taking ACTION. It’s all about shifting your mindset and moving into action.

JJ teaches her members/readers to practice their “Daily Jam.” Upon waking up every day, the Daily Jam consists of: 1. GRATITUDE: Writing down three things you are grateful for (starting the day in gratitude is a MUST). 2. APPRECIATION: Text someone a message of appreciation. 3. MIRACLE: Write down three miracles that happen that day. And then… Write “I am worthy.” It can be a super difficult thing for some to write, but they work their way up to realizing they are a complete bad ass (and that’s how we ALL should feel by the way). JJ is completely transparent when it comes to her own case of “imposter syndrome.” We all have moments of not feeling like we’re good enough or worthy – that’s reality. There are still days where she wonders what the hell she’s doing. But then she remembers (from personal experience) that no one has it all together. Every successful person has failed their way there… in one way or another. Failure is just a part of life.

“What if fear was actually a sign that you’re stepping up onto a bigger platform and you should feel that? What if when you’re feeling nothing, it’s because you’re playing it safe.”

Fear is never easy to take… but quit playing it safe. Play ALL OUT, even if it means falling on your face.

“It’s necessary, it sucks, it’s painful, but it makes it all amazing and worth it.”

You must be willing to acknowledge the good with the bad. What was good? What were the wins? It’s about appreciating the present moment and lessons and getting real with gratitude.

“When you’re scared to death and you want to get fear shoved out of the way, gratitude shoves it and builds resilience.”

But JJ is again full honest… It never gets easier to take, but the tougher the experience, the more you step up, and the more you grow.

“If your purpose is big enough, it makes you push through. And every time you push through, you’re building that muscle of resilience.”

So on that note, know that you can handle “stuff” – whatever it is. If you set your mind right, you can reframe anything to be a good thing or your miracle. -- JJ Virgin a is celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, who teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Creating a Miracle Mindset
  • Shifting Your Mindset
  • Practicing Your “Daily Jam”
  • Resistance
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Jun 8, 2017

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Quick…what are you thinking RIGHT now? Are they positive thoughts filled with love and gratitude? Or are they low-vibe, energy-sucking thoughts that make you want to eat a can of worms? If you’re the latter… don’t eat the worms! Kidding, but seriously, I do want to discuss the power of thoughts and how those thoughts affect your current situation.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with research – especially when it’s connected to the power of thoughts and changing outcomes. Currently, I’m reading the book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, and he discusses how by shifting our thoughts from being a victim of our circumstances we can instead cause an effect that creates a different outcome. Nerd alert – I get so excited reading about studies like this.

Dispenza shares research that directly links changes in DNA to positive thoughts. Did you read that? Changes in a person’s DNA!! Isn’t that amazing?! He advises though, that it’s not just about positive thoughts. Within the testing groups of one of the mentioned studies, the changes were only seen when there were positive thoughts AND feelings that went with them.

“It’s not just the thoughts, but rather the intentions behind them.”

We have the power to change our outcomes – just thinking and feeling different things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m realistic. We’re not all going to wake up singing happy songs and dancing, but that’s exactly why we practice rituals that help get us present and shift into gratitude.

“When you feel grateful, you attract more to be grateful for.”

If you wake up feeling crappy, I get it! Acknowledge that crap sandwich, but don’t eat it! Feel those feelings, but don’t stay there. Give yourself some time, vent to a person if you need to, but MOVE ON.

“Get rid of the thoughts that aren’t serving you, because that’s the outcome you’ll be living in.”

Quickie Tip: Don’t let the idea of changing ALL your thoughts at once bog you down. This is not an all-or-nothing approach. The next time one of those negative Nelly thoughts comes for a visit, recognize it for what it is and choose to make your next thought just a little better. It’s those baby steps that lead to the most impactful and sustained growth.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • How thoughts affect outcome
  • Positivity
  • Cause and effect
  • Gratitude

Resources and Books

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Jun 5, 2017

Warning: This podcast may make you want to buy a plane ticket to exotic places and find your soul. Or, perhaps curl up on your couch with a cuddly dog (both of us prefer our goldendoodles) and drink a lavender latte while contemplating your soul’s purpose. ;)

Ok, let me back the train up. Today’s guest, Rachelle Tratt, is a living example of what it means to follow your heart, and you’re going to want to read on/listen to hear why.

In case you’ve never heard of this amazing lady, Rachelle is a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor, community leader, and soulful entrepreneur who created The Neshama Project, a yoga inspired, socially conscious jewelry company that gives back. 

Many may not know this, but Rachelle’s company, The Neshama Project, was actually inspired by the sudden and traumatic loss of her mother when she was only 9 years old. While recognizing now that it was all meant to be part of her path so she could in turn help others, at the time she struggled with anxiety and depression – and just feeling different.

These feelings played out as a teenager as she hit a rebellious phase, which at the age of 18 ended in rehab. It wasn’t so much that she was addicted to alcohol or drugs, it was just that she didn’t know how to cope with things in a healthy way. Part of that rehab program was yoga… While always a self-professed tomboy, Rachelle laughed at the thought of the practice, but once she hit savasana, she was hooked. For the first time in a long time, she found peace.

Not long after rehab, Rachelle became a yoga teacher and eventually ended up taking a yoga training class in California. While living in Florida at time, she knew she needed to make the move permanently to California. 

“It made no sense mentally, but my heart was telling me to go and I knew how to listen to that.”

And speaking of listening to her heart, Rachelle always knew that she would visit Israel (the country where her parents meant). Six years ago, she made the trip, stayed for a month and it was everything she hoped it would be. She felt connected to her mother and while there realized the connection she also felt with the Hamsa hand necklace she received from a yoga friend. Having always been a conversation starter for soulful exchanges, it had followed her after rehab, to California and now to Israel. She knew was meant to play a bigger role in her life.

Just like that, she started searching for stones in Israel (successfully). She wanted to create art and make connections – and she did. Rachelle didn’t have all the answers, but she just knew there was a great purpose for her.

“I believed in the power of a product with a meaning that stood for something greater and the mission behind it.”

Sure, there were a lot of nay-sayers. Having always been a little “different,” everyone thought it was just “one of those things” Rachelle was trying again. Rachelle had faith and trust though that things would work out because she was following her heart’s calling.

“It’s trusting that I am a unique individual and my path isn’t supposed to look like anyone else’s.” 

And thank goodness for that! It’s not to say that there haven’t been growing pains – both personal and business. We’re all constant works in progress. But when something does pop up, whether in the form of darkness, stress or anxiety, she’s learned to acknowledge it and confront it head on.

“My anxiety is directly related to the levels of my self care and self love.” 

Life happens and we have to find the little tools and/or rituals that calm our minds. Here are a few of Rachelle’s favorites:

  • Get your feet on the ground (feel the earth underneath your feet).
  • Breathing
  • Movement – all forms. Yoga is one of her favorites, but she can call just about anything yoga as long as it’s approached with intention.
  • Walking with her golden doodle Bailey (no phone, just being present).
  • One day of rest (kind of like the Jewish tradition of Shabat).

 

Another important factor (and this is super important) is finding a tribe/community/sisterhood that has your back. It can be tricky if you’re from a small area and don’t have as big of a pool as L.A. But she promises that,

“What you put out there is what you attract.” 

So put yourself out there. Way outside of your comfort zone. Start by attending classes and introducing yourself to others. If you seem to click, schedule a time to have coffee… It’s all about using the network around you. And lastly, “dial, don’t file.” People don’t have the time for those who don’t follow through. Nurture your relationships. Does this mean you have to super close relationships with everyone? No! Find that smaller inner tribe who you know on a deeper level, that has your back and you can tell ANYTHING to.

And above all, follow your heart. Follow your soul. Follow your bliss.

*Stay tuned for a post in the hopefully very near future when our golden doodles (and us) have a dog date.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:


Jewelry

Entrepreneur

Finding rituals in your day to day

Finding your tribe

Success

Following your soul

 

Resources:

theneshamaproject.com

Retreat info: theneshamaproject.com/yoga/

IG: @theneshamaproject

FB: facebook.com/theneshamaproject

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 1, 2017

Today’s message is all about the journey and what it all means. The “journey” doesn’t always have to be this HUGE goal or accomplishment. The beauty of it is that it’s unique to you and it can be ANYTHING that you’re looking to do.

While most focus on the highs, it is equally important to know that the lows (the pain, frustrations and the “hard” parts) are what make the journey, and the highs of it, so amazing. If you’re feeling that discomfort, you know growth is on its way.

“You can’t enjoy the ride without first taking the journey to a place you’ve never been before.”

So you’re on this journey, but what happens when you lose motivation… Monotony hits. You wonder why the heck you’re even on this path. But you must ask yourself, what does your life look like without it? For example, as I’m racing against another deadline for my book, the moment I sit down, all inspiration seems to be lost and doubt creeps in and the last thing I want to do is write. As easy as it is to sink into that mode of defeat, I know the only option I have is to give myself a sometimes-literal shake, dig deep and WRITE.

“You have to keep saying YES and you have to keep MOVING.”

Acknowledge the struggle and how it serves a purpose on your journey. Ask yourself, “How do I get through this?” Reach out to others who are going or have gone through something similar. Know that just because it’s YOUR journey, you’re not alone. And everything you’re going through is meant for the ultimate good.

Just let go…and go with the flow and enjoy the ride.

In This Episode You Will Hear About

  • Enjoying the journey
  • Inspiration
  • Pain
  • Growth

Resources

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 29, 2017

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Kate McKibbin is the self-professed very-tall, super nerdy founder of the blog, Secret Bloggers’ Business, and creator of several successful online blog courses and workshops.

Cutting her teeth in the magazine industry in 2007 (when online shopping was just starting to take off), Kate created one of Australia’s largest independent lifestyle blogs (Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily), and grew to a team of five with more than 500,000 visitors a month and several awards to show for her efforts.

Even though her much-loved blog was doing well, Kate still felt called to do more and help more people. In 2014, she created her second business, Secret Bloggers’ Business, to share everything she’d learned about how to create, grow and run a successful blogging business. She did so well that in 2015 she was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year award for her contributions to women in technology. Today, Kate has made it her mission to help bloggers and creatives around the world turn their passions into something that’s profitable, too.

So perhaps you’re looking to get into blogging, but don’t know if you have what takes. Here’s a few things to keep in mind. While a lot of work goes on behind the scenes of a blog, you’re not going to get very far if you haven’t found your passion.

Keep in mind that while blogs used to only be about the person who wrote it (what they ate, what they watched etc.), today’s bloggers must understand that it’s not about THEM! People will follow you based on your point of view, your knowledge and expertise. But don’t worry!

“You don’t have to be the biggest expert in the world. You just have to be a few steps down the track from where your audience is at and help them.”

Also, content, content, content. Are you constantly creating and sharing your findings online? If you can find a group of people who you know you would love to help – and you have the content, experiences and skills to back it up, go for it. You can’t go wrong if you’re going into it from a place of service. So, where do you start? Kate suggests the following steps:

  1. Find your niche. Go “free range” for a bit if you have multiple ideas and can’t decide. What are you drawn to? Put some feelers out there (social media, existing contacts that you may have). What types of things get more engagement? Start putting some of your ideas/content out there and see what draws people in and what sticks.
  2. Brainstorm content. This is a biggie. Come up with as many ideas as possible (Kate suggests 100). What themes could you use (season, different times of the year etc.)? Just because you think it’s great doesn’t mean it’s going to resonate with your audience. Let your audience tell you what direction they want you to go.

If you do start a blog, be sure to have an extreme amount of PATIENCE. Allow 6-12 months to see any type of reward. For Kate, one of her biggest benefits was to have the freedom to do work that she loved. Give it your all, but also be cautiously optimistic.

“Set yourself up so you feel safe enough to take a scary leap.”

When you’re starting out, be super responsive to your audience and be CONSISTENT in your content. This doesn’t mean you have to put out things daily. It can be once a week or month. Just figure out what’s realistic for you and do that. Keep in mind that nothing in life, especially a blog, has guarantees. And you can be certain that others are doing something similar to you. But here’s the thing…all audiences and bloggers are different in SO many ways.

“Don’t compare yourself to others in your space. Find what works for you, but still provides great value to your audience. Focus on you and what’s right for your audience.”

There will be bumps along the road, but stick to it and don’t give up!

“If you’ve got something to say, if you’ve got something to give, and you’ve got a burning fire that says you have to do it, and you feel that pull. There’s no way you’re going to let yourself fail.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Blogging
  • Being a Blogger
  • Online Business
  • Online Training
  • Being an Entrepreneur
  • Success

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 25, 2017

Earn Your Happy Quickie – ep. 135 – How to Figure Out What’s Next

“There comes a time to stop looking back and trying to figure out why. At some point, we need to shift our attention to what’s next.” – Unknown

Are your thoughts or fears paralyzing you before you’ve even reached a goal? Are you asking yourself questions, such as: Why am I unclear? Why don’t I know what I want to do? Why can’t I move forward? Yikes. I get anxious just thinking about it. 

Today, I want to talk about removing those types of disempowering questions from your brain and replacing them instead with “what’s next?” Sure, I get it. Those questions come from a place of uncertainty and fear and they’re hard to stop. But know that most entrepreneurs (including myself) are willing to explore their curiosity even if that nagging voice in their heads tells them they’re crazy or that it doesn’t fit in with “where they’re at.” They don’t let themselves get STUCK. If they feel called to try something new, they do it regardless of the risk.

“The people who are the happiest are the ones who are most willing to explore all the little soul hits.”

Take the Earn Your Happy podcast as an example. It wasn’t something that I had on my to-do list. At the end of the day,

“I wanted to have epic conversations with people and I wanted an excuse to do it,” 

And well, you know the ending to that story because here we are. You don’t have to have a plan to move forward. You just have to,

“Be willing to put yourself out there and fail.” 

By avoiding any possibility of failure, you risk missing the message you were supposed to hear and possibly something you were called to do.

So, what’s next? My advice… Ask more empowering questions (ditch those that don’t serve you anything more than a side of anxiety) and explore the resources around you. Run toward the failure and thank it for what it’s teaching you.

And one more Earn Your Happy Tip for the road…the more you can fail the better.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

Future

Resistance

Fear

Failure

Curiosity

Entrepreneurs

Podcast

Resources:

 

Checkout my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 22, 2017

Have you ever felt off? You know, just struggling with nothing in particular, but never knowing what’s wrong with you?

Can you see my hand raised high above my head?! We’ve all been there!

My conversation with Jessica Ortner totally made sense of this feeling by framing it in a different way. When we feel nervous or anxious, most times it’s not just in our heads – we experience it in our whole body. When you have a stressful thought, she emphasizes the importance of talking through these feelings (you don’t have to be Suzy Sunshine all the time) and acknowledging them through tapping. After all, when your body feels more relaxed, you’re able to take control again.

So what is this tapping thing anyway? Not to be confused with tap dancing, tapping is a technique that uses your fingertips to tap the body’s acupressure points and literally “tap into” your body’s own energy and healing power. Say what?

Jessica also questioned the effectiveness of this practice. Years ago, while suffering from what was a seemingly endless cold, her brother introduced her to tapping. Where did he learn about it? The Internet. Oh boy. How much truth could there be to this? But here’s the thing – it was no joke and it actually helped her. A bit further down the road, it also helped her realize that her issues with her body weight were more deeply rooted. It wasn’t just physical. It wasn’t about a number. It was emotional.

“We have to release that stress and create a better relationship with ourselves.”

So what better way to understand this process than by experiencing it firsthand. I was selfishly glad for the timing of this podcast so I could use it for my own personal benefit (in addition to yours). ;-) During this podcast, Jessica took me through a complete tapping sequence so we could work through my anxiety and fear around my upcoming public speaking engagement (TEDTalk). I would love for you to do the sequence and insert the issue that is currently challenging you. Jessica calls it “borrowing benefits,” because you can still make a connection just by the human experience. (Love that!) Here Are the Steps/Points:

  • Point 1: Start with your Set-Up Statement (Even though I… I accept myself and how I feel.) Now, start tapping on the side of your hand, underneath the pinkie (the karate chop point). It doesn’t matter which side you tap on.
  • Point 2: Move to the start of your eyebrow, right on the bone.
  • Point 3: Follow the brow bone to the outside and tap the side of your eye bone.
  • Point 4: Underneath the eye.
  • Point 5: Underneath the nose.
  • Point 6: Chin (right under your mouth)
  • Point 7: Collarbone (Jessica uses her whole hand here)
  • Point 8: Underneath arm (bra strap area on women)
  • Point 9: Top of the head.

During the tapping process, Jessica stresses that the words aren’t super important, it’s the act of speaking your feelings aloud. You’re not going to do anything “wrong.”

“It’s not about the perfect word, it’s about staying with the emotion.”

Let me tell you, the tapping sequence took my anxiety and fear level from an 8 to a 2 or 3! Amazing, right? If you’re going through something, I encourage you to try it and see if it helps. It’s definitely worth a try to change your energy from nervousness to excitement.

“When it comes to how our body reacts there’s not that much difference between anxiety and excitement.”

I am so grateful that she helped me shift my fear into that space of excitement. And I love that tapping can apply to ANY area of your life – not just public speaking. Having gone through the experience above, how could tapping benefit you?

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JESSICA ORTNER is the NY Times bestselling author of “The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence” and producer of The Tapping Solution, the breakthrough documentary film on EFT tapping.. She has led more than 5,000 women through her revolutionary Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program, and she is also the host of The Tapping World Summit, an annual online event that has attracted more than 1,000,000 attendees from around the world.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Tapping
  • Acupressure
  • Acupressure points
  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Acceptance
  • Tapping Sequence

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 18, 2017

Confession time. Not that long ago, there was a lot of negativity in my life. For some of you this may be hard to believe, but it’s true. I had a ton of toxic friends/relationships in my life and looking back now, I can’t believe I put up with that negativity as long as I did. Some of it was because I failed to set boundaries. Another part was that I tended to take on other people’s “stuff” and carry it as my own. I soon learned, however, that

“You can only control what you can control – and that is YOU.”

I knew that for the sake of my own happiness, I needed to grab the reins and take charge. Here are the five things that help set me on the path to positivity:

1. Know what you can control.

2. Ask yourself, “What is the most beneficial reaction I can have for myself (while still being compassionate).

3. Be compassionate.

4. {Not for the weak.} Call the negative person out.

5. Understand that the person (or your situation) may not change.

Does practicing all five of these things guarantee zero negativity in your life? Not by a long shot – there’s always going to be some amount of negativity in your life. It’s on the street, it’s on the Internet and sometimes, there are people in our lives that we can’t completely cut ties with. If it’s important to you and your happiness, you must start to focus your free time in a more positive place.

If you want to change, you will. If you don’t, you won’t.”

Go to the places that will bring you joy. Spend time with the people who “get” you. And DO the things that help lift you up. Some days will be more difficult than others, but it’s up to you to keep your head and heart in a positive place.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Negativity
  • Positivity
  • Boundaries
  • Control
  • Change
  • Community
  • Tribe

Resources

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 15, 2017

Sarah Pendrick is the Founder and Creator of the non-profit movement GirlTalk, and her mission is to empower women of all ages while serving as a resource for young women. Sarah is a self-love advocate, life coach, writer, empowerment speaker and philanthropist. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's in family therapy, developed, GirlTalk, an empowerment program for young women. She travels all over the United States to speak to the women of our next generation and provide them with support, education and empowerment.

Through GirlTalk, Sarah not only features and connects powerful women with a purpose, she also celebrates them through her events and programs by giving them a platform and a space to thrive and use their voice. Growing up, viewing herself solely based on what others thought of her, Sarah always knew she had the ability to be extraordinary, but the opinions of others quickly shot her down.

“I lived this constricted life between doing what I knew I wanted to do inside, and also going to my parents and friends for their opinions.”

Having experienced bullying throughout her middle school years, she felt things that she never wanted other young women to feel, which led her toward getting her master’s degree in psychology, putting in positive work as a volunteer and helping at non-profit organizations and events.

“I always felt fulfilled when serving others and at the same time it also helped me with what I was going through. But the attachment I grew for my clients and their issues, would come home with me at the end of the day, which led me to believe I wasn't meant to be a psychologist.”

Fast forwarding and continuing on to find her true authentic-self, Sarah ended up putting in the personal work to learn about her own self love and to then be proud enough to preach it to others as well. And this eventually became GirlTalk.

Being fearless in the pursuit of asking, Sarah’s confidence skyrocketed allowing her to reach tons of amazing women to help and speak at her incredible events. It’s amazing what the universe will do for you – you just have to ASK. Do you have plans and dreams of your own to serve those around you? Jump right in! #womenempoweringwomen

  • Self love
  • Self worth
  • Fear
  • Perseverance
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Fulfillment
  • Happiness
  • Alignment
  • Networking
  • Creativity

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 11, 2017

“It’s all about stepping in, saying yes and all of the things that come along with saying yes.”

Today I’m sharing with you where I’m at with both life and business ventures because chances are you’re going through (or have gone through) similar circumstances. This quickie is a short and direct way to help you bust through your fears, no matter how big or small yours may be at the moment.

“Sometimes you have to up level yourself and become a completely different version of yourself to accomplish your goals.”

Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten (and given) is to have full-time faith in your higher power – whatever that looks like for you.

“I never step into anything without saying a prayer. It’s about asking and knowing you are supported.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Saying yes
  • Fear
  • Outcome
  • Accomplishment
  • Goals
  • Knowing your worth
  • Energy
  • Serving others
  • Expanding
  • Your calling
  • Community
  • Tribe

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 8, 2017

As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of Have More By Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps To Create Space For What Matters Most at katenorthrup.com Growing up on the coast of Maine, Kate always possessed the ways of a natural entrepreneur.

“My very first business was at the age of 7 with my sister. We would sell jewelry and bouquets of fresh wildflowers.”

Fast forward some years and at the age of 18, Kate was making more income than the average teenager. After graduating from Brown University in 2001, her income for such a young age was enough to prevent her from going into the “after-college-crisis” of looking for a full-time job. But that quickly changed after she moved to NYC and rapidly got herself into more than $20K worth of debt.

“I had this idea that if I acted as if I already had the income that I wanted, that somehow I magically just would. I guess I missed the part that I actually had to do something about it.”

After indulging in some self-help/self-love books (listed below), Kate came to the realization that changing her mindset around her financial situation could potentially and positively get her out of this pickle.

Perhaps if I approached my financial life with the perspective of taking care of myself in a loving way instead of a place of hard-core discipline, guilt and shame that maybe I could make some lasting changes.”

From that moment forward, she added “taking care of finances” to the list of other things that equal “taking care of thyself.”

“Keeping up with my bookkeeping was just as important as keeping up with my pedicures.”

It’s hard to pinpoint the one thing that hit home the most when talking to someone as creative and incredible as Kate, but her advice about growing no matter what stage of life or business you’re in now is something we can all learn from.

“Look at your life and your business as more of a cycle than a line. It’s like the moon that’s forever rotating or the seasons…There will always be spring after the winter.”

Finding work that you are passionate about and love is huge! It’s important to continually and consciously surround yourself with the people who see the most and the best in you. Where you spend your time the most will eventually become part of your outcome. Kate’s life and business wisdom is like the perfect package that I get to gift you all today!

“You become a clearer channel of what needs to come through you when you take care of your vessel.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Business
  • Entrepreneur
  • Networking
  • Relationship building
  • Abundance
  • Mentality
  • Finances
  • Saving
  • Spending
  • Success
  • Changing
  • Growing
  • Fear
  • Happiness
  • Transformation

Resources:

Make a life, not just a living at katenorthrup.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 4, 2017

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging diversity.” – Barbara De’Angelis

I feel that the tribe I have created and continue to grow is truly my life’s mission and work. Just know that without the rain, there would never be a rainbow. You are never alone, and although there are numerous differences between each of us, there is an equal amount of similarities.

“Beautiful opportunities can also bring serious amounts of fear.” But, just remember that everything you want is on the other side of fear.

At the end of the day, all that really matters is that you are running toward your bliss.

“It’s not finding your bliss, it’s following your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Self Development
  • The Bliss Habit
  • Practice
  • Habit
  • Meditation
  • Tribe
  • Foundation
  • Courage
  • Fear
  • Resistance

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

May 1, 2017

This is from an episode of the For The Love Of Money podcast that I was on and I really wanted to share it with you guys! For those of you who may not my past or how it all began for her, I have the honor of sharing it with you today. Having a “money mindset” may not come naturally to everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ever create it.

“My success hasn't always been like this and I know it’s something I will continue to work on for the rest of my life because I know that once you hit one level, there is a whole other level out there that you need to strive for.” -Lori Harder

Growing up, Lori was raised in a very conservative household. At a young age she was told, “Money is the root of all evil and you only need to make enough to survive. Anything more than that is evil and greedy.” With the constant battle in her head between money isn't good vs. how does the world go ‘round without it, can you see how that would create a whirlwind for a young child just trying to “make it?” Having two very different views on the subject when we first met, Lori’s money mindset began to shift after we started to spend more time with each other.

“It was refreshing to see that you and your family thought of money as just a thing that created awesome experiences. It was something you looked forward to and were proud of yourself for earning.”

Even though Lori still had the belief that money equaled greed, she still wanted to create a better life for herself – so she made it her mission to incorporate both beliefs. Why not make money, sufficient enough to live well and financially stress free, while still giving back and be of great service to others? DING DING (light bulb goes off)!

“Money doesn’t make you greedy, I believe that it just highlights more of who you already are. It will just amplify how you were already showing up in the world.”

Moving out to the West Coast, for us, put success and wealth in a whole other category. The entrepreneur mindset and the “shameless” money personalities out here, makes the opportunities endless. There is no cap or ceiling. If you have the passion and the heart to create something and make money off it then the world is your stage! (WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD!)

I know from experience that Lori is NOT the only person to come from a family who has fearful thoughts around money. Whether you think you don’t deserve to have a lot of it, or that it’s evil, or you end up spending it faster than you truly earn it, whatever it may be, my wife and I are here today to break through some of those tough beliefs and to “give you permission” if you will, to take control of your own life and finances. Hard work should always be recognized and rewarded. You will forever be blessed if you think big and share your gifts.

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Finances
  • Business
  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Abundance
  • Gratitude
  • Giving
  • Money
  • Mindset
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Worth
  • Survival

Resources:

  • Earn Your Happy Podcast
  • For more stories and tips on becoming unapologetically wealthy, follow me @Chriswharder on Instagram and check out fortheloveofmoney.com.

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 27, 2017

“Life doesn’t get less busy.”

If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that if I don’t start doing the things that I enjoy, right here and right now, then I’m never going to do them. Quit using the “whens” as excuses. You know, the “Oh, I’ll do that WHEN this is finished, or WHEN the kids are away” etc. Life doesn’t slow down and it most definitely doesn’t stop. You – and only you – are the one who can fit in the fun things for yourself. Because even after your “whens” are accomplished, there will be another task waiting just around the corner. So let’s start fitting them in NOW!

“Stop postponing your joy.”

Life happens and there are definitely things that take priority over others, but keeping your soul happy must be at the top of your list if you’re looking for that everlasting gratification. I’m challenging you to start this week – a minimum of 45 minutes a week to do something that makes your soul smile. Follow that one thing that has been pulling at your heart strings. (For me, it’s my guitar…no pun intended.)

“The ones that say there’s no time to play are the ones who need to play the most.”

In This Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Personal challenges
  • Gratification
  • Time Management
  • Affirmations
  • Gratitude
  • Being Present
  • Boundaries
  • Bucket Lists
  • Showing up
  • Resistance
  • Planning
  • Playing

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 24, 2017

Suzanne Adams is a best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and contributor to The Huffington Post that is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfillment and joy! Suzanne was a speaker at the 2016 Hay House World Summit and is so excited to share with you her secrets to help attract happiness and freedom into your life! Suzanne is thrilled to be leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves to share her secrets to success with you through her books, digital courses, and inspirational talks.

“My mission to my awakening and spirituality came from me first looking for happiness and joy in all the wrong places from a very young age.”

Suzanne begins by telling us that she spent most of her life at “surface level happiness,” the type of happiness where you pretend everything is all good while fitting into a box that everyone else wants you to fit in. But when she recognized that the beauty of life goes much deeper than the surface, her mission began.

“I was searching for my romantic relationships and career advancements and everything else through validations. It just didn't feel good.”

Spiraling from surface level happiness to depression, Suzanne knew that she was on this Earth to do much bigger things than this, but where would she begin and how would she get there? It was in this time that she began her shift.

“Being aware means you are aware of who you are and that you are worthy of all your desires.”

Hearing Suzanne share her journey to a spiritual and awakened life was magical. Her energy and positivity is magnetic. Her advice and motivation is the perfect push we all need to take the step from an okay, average life to an extraordinary one! Being spiritually awakened is a beautiful thing that we are all meant to experience – no matter who or what your higher power means to you.

“Meditation is listening, and prayer is meant for asking.”

With tips on how to ask and receive and just about everything in between, her book (listed below) is an awesome place start. Suzanne brings life to guidance and connection in her interview today, as if she is the little light bulb in all of our heads turning on and pushing us to find the deeper meaning of why we are here and the start to our journey.

“We are all here on a mission, no one is meant to just sail through life.”

In the Episode You Will Hear About:

  • Energy
  • Showing up
  • Value
  • Money
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Happiness
  • Awakenings
  • Spirituality
  • Shifts
  • Mission
  • Purpose
  • Worth
  • Prayer

Resources:

Visit suzanneadamsinc.com for more on self-love and to find your truth in a fun and magical way! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 20, 2017

I am honored to have my husband, Chris Harder, with me on today’s episode! For those of you who don’t know, or may not have tuned in yet, Chris’s very own podcast “For the Love of Money” is totally killing it on iTunes! He’s here today to share some juicy info about it.

“I started my podcast after my journey of reading 30 books in 30 days because I realized that the key and common thread to happiness, success, business, wealth etc. is giving!"

There has been a lot of stereotypical views and opinions about people with wealth, but the saying “money is greed,” couldn’t be farther from the truth. As Chris says, “There will be a bad egg here and there,” but from our very own experience, some of the wealthiest people are also the most giving!

“The more you give, the more you get back.”

Whatever your thing may be, your passion, you are very much capable of reaching it and then some! Don’t just stop at the dream or the thought, make plans and take action! Chris and I love sharing our relationship insights and what works for us when it comes to growing together – instead of apart. With more than 10 years of marriage, through all the ups and downs, it’s a beautiful thing to see BOTH of our lives and businesses growing in the same direction as each other’s. Make sure that when you step into your happiness that your person steps in, too.

“Don’t be afraid of your rock bottoms, they force you to take action!”

Bonus: Find out how and why Chris read 30 books in 30 days, the impact it had on his career and the start of his amazing podcast!

In This Episode You Will Hear About

  • Business
  • Money
  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Giving
  • Happiness
  • Dreams
  • Taking Action
  • Personal Development
  • Relationships
  • Growing

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 17, 2017

Maria Marlowe helps busy women improve their health, lose weight, and/or clear up and age-proof their skin by guiding them to develop healthy eating and living habits that actually stick.

Her approach uses humor to break down the latest nutritional science, her tone is always non-judgmental, and her philosophy for health centers on real, whole foods and reducing stress. She is the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide (May 2017), and the Creator of EatBEAUTY, a 90-day plan for reversing acne naturally, and EatHEALTHY, a 4-week meal plan to simplify your time in the kitchen without compromising nutrition. Maria has been featured or appeared on various media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, CBS, NBC, and more.

Growing up in the typical American family, health and wellness were not the main focus. By the time Maria was 18, she found herself unwell with ailments that she couldn't quite figure out.

“I visited the gynecologist and dermatologist, but didn't get any answers I was looking for. Long story short, I decided to change my diet, and my health drastically changed too.”

Finally feeling better – better than ever – Maria took herself down a “nutrition rabbit hole” as she called it, to become knowledgeable enough to help and serve others in the same boat.

“After I got better, I thought to myself, ‘How come nobody teaches us this stuff?’”

Shortly into her schooling, realizing just how much food affects one’s mood, athletic performance, skin, brain power, personality etc., the topic quickly became her passion.

“As a young adult, I had acne so bad that there were some days I wouldn’t leave the house. It was amazing to see how my skin changed too, once I began eating clean.”

Now, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Maria’s main focus is to help people clean up their eating habits to create long-term achievable health goals. The power of clean eating and how it greatly and directly affects our body and life is really quite incredible! I’m sure we’re all a little guilty when it comes to the reasoning behind “why we eat healthy.” For a better looking body…duh. But to be honest, what it does for the INSIDE, for your mood and brain etc. is the driving factor for me. The outer effect of eating well is just the bonus. On today’s episode, Maria shares awesome and healthy eating tips and habits (including drinks/foods that will lower stress levels.) Her way of coaching is simplistic and obtainable, making just about anyone want to dive in and start working on a better you – right away!

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Weight
  • Nutrition
  • Plant-based
  • Eating
  • Recipes
  • Skin
  • Habits
  • Goals
  • Mood
  • Performance

Resources:

For delicious healthy recipes, downloadable meal plans, and actionable wellness tips, head to mariamarlowe.com or follow her on Instagram @mariamarlowe Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 13, 2017

“The actual journey is a lot different than what people think.”

Let’s be honest here. We all want something better, or something we don’t have and that’s fine because contrary to what anyone says, it’s all eventually achievable!

“It comes down to consistency, faith and the willingness to show up!”

From time to time, especially depending on the severity of the situation, we tend to think we were dealt an “unlucky hand.” But what we are failing to realize is that every mess has a message! Every one of these life tests is FOR YOU!

“It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.”

The person or situation that is testing you most is the one that’s going to help strengthen you – and your muscles. Instead of negative outlooks, view each situation as a gift to become stronger (mentally or physically, whatever your biggest struggle may be in this moment). Like the old saying says, “Nothing in life worth having is going to be easy to obtain.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Evolution
  • Soul
  • Why are we here?
  • Life
  • Thoughts
  • Struggles
  • Messages
  • Failure
  • Trial and error
  • Growing
  • Bonus
  • Consistency
  • Asking

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 10, 2017

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing to practice courage instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice and writing her second book, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason.

She’s also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain.” Around 2003, when Andrea was first exposed and becoming aware of life-coaches/coaching, she knew she’d found her path.

Having lived a pretty “charmed” life as she called it, she wasn't sure how she could be a life coach without any extraordinary life circumstances or tragedies to be able to share and relate to. Having said that, a few short years later as Andrea and her then-husband were trying to have their first baby, she found out about his affair with the neighbor and a resulting pregnancy from that (talk about her first traumatic event! GEEZ!).

Just when you think “what could be worse?” Andrea picked herself up and launched herself back into the dating world. Moving onto the next man who she thought was Mr. Right, she later found out about his addictive drug habits and how she had been conned out of more than $8,000 during their 9-month relationship. Oh, and she was pregnant. Looking back and telling her story with us, Andrea now shares how she believed this all may have come to be.

“The common denominator of my circumstances was me. What was I attracting in my life? What had I tolerated? What had I ignored my intuition about?”

Digging herself out of the rut like a strong, powerhouse woman would, Andrea skipped the “victim” role and instead went to taking radical responsibility for her life! (YOU GO GIRL!) Expressing her feelings about her rock-bottom years wasn’t easy, but Andrea found the message in all of her mess and shares with us some of the very first steps on how she started over.

“I wrote down 10 things I was grateful for, and it was actually pretty easy. Despite a few things, let’s be honest…I still had a very privileged life.”

Fun fact: You cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. No matter what has happened previously, you can’t let your past define you. Andrea is the perfect example of someone who has had hardship(s) in her life, but has still come out on top! You must envision your future. Draw it out, pray for it and hustle until it becomes your reality.

“Controlling and perfectionism were two of my biggest nemesis, but I had to learn the balance between taking responsibility and also for letting go and self-compassion.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Practice
  • Courage
  • Confidence
  • Connecting
  • Life
  • Coaching
  • Intuition
  • Attracting
  • Manifesting
  • Gratitude
  • Letting go

Resources:

If you’re ready to say HELL YES, go to yourkickasslife.com for more on Andrea! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Apr 6, 2017

A great way to get present is through breathing. (In through your nose, out through your mouth.) Pay attention to what you hear in these moments… What are you feeling? What are you grateful for today?

I am so excited to announce the launch of my 12-Week Bliss Habit eCourse! Thousands of women have completed this course and have incorporated the lessons learned into their ongoing life journey of creating their own bliss. The first step to being the CEO of your life is to take action, and the Bliss Habit is an amazing way to start with an even more amazing tribe of thousands of women who have your back!

“Even coaches need coaches.”

I am such an advocate of continuous learning, and I truly believe that the bits and pieces we gather from all types of coaches is knowledge that we wouldn’t be able to learn on our own.

“I want someone to measure my goals and hold me accountable. I forgot how good it feels to set a goal and then make yourself AND them proud.”

Today’s quickie is a just glimpse into a few of the many reasons I am a firm believer in coaches. Whether it’s a smaller goal like weight loss/learning to play guitar or a major goal, such as opening a business and making a million dollars per year, each of these things requires a coach, am I right?!

"Coaches use your time effectively and efficiently, which allows you to get laser focused on exactly what you want to do.”

In this Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Being Present
  • Gratitude Practice
  • Breath
  • The Bliss Habit
  • Taking Action
  • Coaching
  • Goals
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Mastermind

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Apr 3, 2017

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the TODAY Show’s financial expert, and has appeared on The View, Live!, Morning Joe, The Talk and Oprah among others. Her most recent book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip was written with the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen to explain the vital connection between health and wealth — giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.

Graduating college and all “gung-ho” as she calls it, to become a journalist, Jean got her first job at a magazine called Working Woman. Recognizing that business journalism was more her speed, Jean took some time away from Working Woman and designed her own path/detour. She went on to cooking school (interesting, right?) and did some freelance work, landing her on Wall Street (the business capital of the world!).

Finally dipping her toes into the business world water, Jean had found her niche. Her experience and stock research duties on Wall Street led her to many more business/financial opportunities, which include work with personal finance magazines, becoming the Financial Editor on The Today Show, and also writing books along the way.

“I am honored and love working in so many different jobs. It’s like I’m able to put all the information into different formats. I absolutely love reporting!”

Jean is a total financial powerhouse! Her tips and advice that she shares on today’s podcast may be just the thing some of you need to hear. Over the years, I’ve learned that feeling financially secure and stable is a huge part of one’s happiness, so any time I can share tips or have a guest on with expert advice, that’s what I do!

“Financially limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes. Some of us don’t believe we deserve it while others are too fearful to dive into it, believing that money is too confusing, even though once you dive in and just start, you’re 99% there.”

“It’s actually very motivating once you visit your savings account after a while, and see what you have accumulated. It’s almost like, ‘I can do this! I’m a saver!’” I

f you eventually want the stability, it’s not rocket science. Just do ONE thing and save a little bit more. And it won’t hurt to start incorporating one of Jean’s powerful but simple mantras:

“Control what you can control.” Jean coaches us that we all have the ultimate say in what we choose – with both money and health. If you don’t like something, you can choose something better. You can choose to save a little bit more in your savings account. You can choose to eat a little bit healthier. You can also choose to let go of the things you can’t control and know that in the end it will be OK.

Finally, remember that focusing and fine-tuning our finances is a constant thing. Big changes don’t necessarily happen overnight. Start small, put habits in place, and you may find that both your wealth (and health) will benefit.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Journalism
  • Writing
  • Finances
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hard Work
  • Business
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Finding Your Passion
  • Loan Debt
  • Money
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Automatic Savings

Resources:

Visit Jean at jeanchatzky.com Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 30, 2017

“There is an exact recipe for everything. Whether it is your body, success, creating a business etc…” -Tony Robbins

We are all chefs today, here on Earn Your Happy! Looking for the recipe to all of the above?! Yeah…ME TOO!

Have you ever heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen?” Not this time, baby! I’m here to invite all you cooks out there, to muster up the most beautiful lie recipe, possible.

Let's take cupcakes (as a metaphor) for example, of course the quality of ingredients matters, but thats a learning lesson. Give and take, trial and error. I’m most concerned about the intensity you are baking at!

“What is the temperature you are baking at? We can all make cupcakes, but what is the enthusiasm level in which you are selling them at? If you aren't sharing with the world how rad your cupcakes are, how well would your bake sale go?!”

“People need what you have, they want to be fed these cupcakes!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • The Bliss Habit e-course
  • Blocks in Life
  • Fears
  • Perseverance
  • Connections
  • Tribes
  • Willingness
  • Quality

Resources:

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

Mar 27, 2017

An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating who turned into a Yoga + Meditation teacher and is now changing lives…

Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.

Rosie Acosta is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. Certified Nutritionist + Life Coach and Founder of Radically Loved Yoga Health and Wellness.

In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives.

Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher trainings. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga.

She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. Most recently, she is working on a book about Yoga and Meditation. As Rosie mentions in her bio, she was raised in East LA in the 90’s. As you may not know, that was a high-time for gang violence in Los Angeles.

“Reading and researching back to that time, there were about 450-500 different gangs around my area. I was raised in an environment of fear. Hearing gun shots daily, was a very normal thing.”

Not only growing up in the pure neighborhood chaos, but Rosie was also personally raised in an alcoholic household. Not knowing at the time of course, but all of which has turned her into an insanely independent, radical human being! She takes us back to her days of stressful events, anxiety-ridden habits and her depressed surroundings. Like most of the kids/teens her age in the area, Rosie got caught up in drugs and alcohol, skipping class and unethical behavior.

“I was quickly becoming a product of my environment.”

At the young age of 6, Rosie witnessed her first drive by shooting. Having to self-regulate to calm her nerves, she reminisces on how she remembered her breathing technique in that moment and how it soon became a part of her daily habits. Having developed anxiety and panic attacks, this breathing-form became a norm…rapidly. Fast forwarding into her late-teens/early 20’s, Rosie took it upon herself to get healthy. No extra “push” no pressure, just the shear desire to be better.

“A friend of mine suggested I run a marathon, but I hated running. I thought to myself 'The only time I remember running, was away from something…most likely the authority.'

Going to school full-time, working full-time and indulging herself, headfirst into yoga teacher training, Rosie was a busy young girl to say the least. Rosie’s whirl-wind background is extremely inspiring and powerful. She has made something out of nothing, and continues to go above and beyond in her life and work.

“We are all born with limitless potential, we all have a place in this world, it is part of our journey to be radically curious, radically inspired and be radically loved.”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Overcoming fear
  • Curiosity
  • Perseverance
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Breathing technical
  • Self regulation
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Resources:

Looking for radical life changes? (pun intended) head to radicallyloved.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com

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